Priorities as APA President


  • Science
  • Competent/Compassionate Treatment
  • Member Connection
  • Societal Responsibility


  • As Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations evolve assure that quality treatment is delivered and practitioners’ and patients’ interests are protected.
  • Continue work toward full parity, elimination of formulary restrictions, and creative models of integration with primary care.
  • Utilize an APA based personalized homepage to enhance APA membership connection and involvement in areas of organizational, educational, and community interest.
  • Encourage DSM-5 use and modification to reflect the symptoms of psychiatric disorders and diagnostic concerns of clinicians. Collaborate with NIMH to transition from categorical to research based diagnoses.

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